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More Texas premises quarantined for VS
The Texas Animal Health Commission received confirmation of 14 new cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in both horses and cows in South and Central Texas. According to a July 30 press release, 12 new premises are located in Bastrop County, and one new premise is in both Travis and Val Verde counties. Two cases of VS have been detected in bovine in Bastrop County.
To date, 35 premises in nine Texas counties have been confirmed with VS. Affected counties include(d): Kinney, Hidalgo, San Patricio, Nueces, Jim Wells, Bastrop, Travis, Guadalupe, and Val Verde counties. Six premises have been released from quarantine. The newly identified infected premises are currently under quarantine by the state health department.
Several states have provided the Texas Animal Health Commission with information on enhanced entry requirements they are imposing on Texas livestock (including horses) due to the recently announced VS cases in Texas.
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